The mild winter so far in the eastern United States should give way to what one forecaster calls a "blockbuster blizzard for the ages" over the coming weekend.
GFS 00z dumps 30-36" wind driven snow with blockbuster blizzard for the ages this weekend. Crippling impacts pic.twitter.com/7oAay0vXMz-- Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) January 19, 2016
The "high confidence event" that is predicted to slam the east coast with a "major snowfall" is "textbook" and the storm should be similar to the one that hit February 5 and 6 of 2010, one noted forecaster said.
The person who wrote the textbook on major winter storms calls this week's storm "textbook". pic.twitter.com/Dng1lEPs2S-- Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) January 19, 2016